Daily Search Forum Recap: July 8, 2008

Jul 8, 2008 - 5:00 pm 0 by

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • Google AdWords Editor 6.0 Users Report Statistic Download Glitches
    Last month, Google released AdWords Editor 6.0 and now people are starting to encounter technical glitches with the software. In particular, the length of download for statistics has increased and "render[s] the tool useless" for many. In fact, you can't download individual columns or data -- everything must be downloaded, which might contribute to the delay. Unfortunately, you cannot revert to version 5 once you upgrade to v6. AdWordsPro has contributed to the post and
  • Google Faces Bad Press on Day Care Decision, Microsoft/Yahoo, and Irrelevant MySpace Ads
    Google has faced a lot of criticism in the press lately as a result of some decisions and the slow decline of their product offerings. In one New York Times article, Google is criticized for raising the price of day care for Google employees' children up to 75%. Even Sergey Brin is quoted to not have a heart: At a T.G.I.F. in June, the Google co-founder Sergey Brin said he had no sympathy for the
  • Google Affiliate Network's New Interface Launched
    As discussed last week, the Google Affiliate Network is starting to surface. In an email sent to selected individuals, Google announces the debut of the affiliate network: Google Affiliate Network, formerly DoubleClick Performics, is pleased to unveil a refreshed ConnectCommerce user interface. We have made improvements to overall navigation and usability and have updated colors and styles to reflect the new Google Affiliate Network brand. As far as the real changes that have been implemented,
  • Google Webmaster Tools Collecting Incorrect URLs In Duplicate Title Tags Section
    A WebmasterWorld thread is reporting either a somewhat widespread glitch in Google Webmaster Tools or some sites that are having issues. I am personally able to validate the issues, so let me show them to you. I logged into Google Webmaster Tools, clicked on "Diagnostics" and then on "Content analysis" and then selected the "Duplicate title tags" report. I then clicked on the plus sign on one of those results, specifically a conference coverage session
  • Insights Into Yahoo Search From Interview With Priyank Garg
    Eric Enge Interviews Yahoo's Priyank Garg has an extremely detailed and educational interview with Yahoo's director of product management for Yahoo! Search Technology. Priyank Garg is a great guy - I have known him for the past couple years at least and as you can tell from this interview, he was very forthcoming with information. We have two forums dissecting the interview, one at WebmasterWorld and the other at Cre8asite Forums. I'll isolate the main
  • Google's Keyword Tool Now Showing Search Volume Numbers
    Google has added a new feature to the external keyword tool, they have added approximate search volume numbers. For example, I conducted a search for SEO and the results returned showed columns for "Approx Search Volume: June" and "Approx Avg Search Volume." Here is a screen capture: By definition, the "Previous Month's Search Volume" column "shows the previous month's search volume on Google for each keyword, specific to your targeted country and language. The shaded
  • Major Live Search July 2008 Update
    A WebmasterWorld thread has new chatter about a possible Microsoft Live Search update that is taking place. The reports are very new, but also extremely significant. Here are some quotes from some webmasters noticing the changes at Microsoft: Has anyone noticed a large SERPs change in MSN today? For one of my main keywords I went from #1 to #41, except now it's a completely different page ranking for that term. As well most of

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